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Excellent Tape Job! scope this white raven

Old 11-20-14, 11:54 PM
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Old 11-21-14, 12:46 AM
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Is it weird that during the installation I counted the perforation holes on each side of my bar wraps to make sure they were exactly even?
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Old 11-21-14, 12:51 AM
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Honestly I this Fizik tape was pretty crappy, luckily they're risers so I have another roll from the pack that I'm going to have my LBS install with bar ends and my Mavics
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1) Buy new bar tape. Cinelli cork tape is common and not too pricey. You may need more than one package; results vary.
2) Remove Fizik tape. Residue can be removed using Goo-Gone, but make sure the Goo-Gone is thereafter removed and the bars are left clean.
3) Starting at one end and working clockwise around, completely wrap your computer keyboard in Cinelli cork tape. It is important to go clockwise. Ensure that the keys cannot be pressed.
3a) If you also use your phone to post here, you may need the second package of tape to wrap it. Phones are always wrapped counter-clockwise (this can be a major faux-pas, bike messengers will spot it instantly).
4) Use the included finishing tape to secure your wrap. Some prefer electrical tape.
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Originally Posted by Birthday View Post
1) Buy new bar tape. Cinelli cork tape is common and not too pricey. You may need more than one package; results vary.
2) Remove Fizik tape. Residue can be removed using Goo-Gone, but make sure the Goo-Gone is thereafter removed and the bars are left clean.
3) Starting at one end and working clockwise around, completely wrap your computer keyboard in Cinelli cork tape. It is important to go clockwise. Ensure that the keys cannot be pressed.
3a) If you also use your phone to post here, you may need the second package of tape to wrap it. Phones are always wrapped counter-clockwise (this can be a major faux-pas, bike messengers will spot it instantly).
4) Use the included finishing tape to secure your wrap. Some prefer electrical tape.
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Wrap the right handlebar clockwise so the tape is going forward over the top of the bar.

Wrap the left handlebar counterclockwise so the tape is going forward over the top of the bar.



It appears the left bar is wrapped backwards. Your hand will unwrap the tape over time.

And since you're just doing risers, you have a lot of extra tape so you can overlap it a lot more.

I recommend barend plugs to complete the job.
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Old 11-21-14, 08:23 AM
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literally the worst wrap job I've ever seen.
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Bar plugs to prevent scientific core sampling when you crash.
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Old 11-21-14, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Birthday View Post
1) Buy new bar tape. Cinelli cork tape is common and not too pricey. You may need more than one package; results vary.
2) Remove Fizik tape. Residue can be removed using Goo-Gone, but make sure the Goo-Gone is thereafter removed and the bars are left clean.
3) Starting at one end and working clockwise around, completely wrap your computer keyboard in Cinelli cork tape. It is important to go clockwise. Ensure that the keys cannot be pressed.
3a) If you also use your phone to post here, you may need the second package of tape to wrap it. Phones are always wrapped counter-clockwise (this can be a major faux-pas, bike messengers will spot it instantly).
4) Use the included finishing tape to secure your wrap. Some prefer electrical tape.
Priceless, that alone made it worth opening this thread to view.
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Old 11-21-14, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
literally the worst wrap job I've ever seen.
+1

Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
Honestly I this Fizik tape was pretty crappy, luckily they're risers so I have another roll from the pack that I'm going to have my LBS install with bar ends and my Mavics
Crappy? Mine looks great. I guess I just know how to do things.


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Old 11-21-14, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bmontgomery87 View Post
literally the worst wrap job I've ever seen.
Please... he's got nothing on howeeeeeeeee
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
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Crappy? Mine looks great. I guess I just know how to do things.

that wrap job gave me a semi
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
that wrap job gave me a semi
lol
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Old 11-21-14, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
that wrap job gave me a semi
@Scrodzilla we have the same saddle!!! TWINSIES !
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Old 11-21-14, 01:22 PM
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No we don't. Mine is an original Turbo from the 80s.
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OP: Do you mind me asking why your saddle to bar drop is so extreme when you're using straightish bars? It seems counter intuitive to me.
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
OP: Do you mind me asking why your saddle to bar drop is so extreme when you're using straightish bars? It seems counter intuitive to me.
because everyone thinks you're supposed to "slam that stem" instead of having a properly fitting bike.
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Is there something wrong with normal grips?? Why the tape?
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For the same reason he didn't remove those dumb decals (or his tires) before stripping the finish off his rims.
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Ooosh. Just read some of his other threads....
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OP: Do you mind me asking why your saddle to bar drop is so extreme when you're using straightish bars? It seems counter intuitive to me.

My frame is a size too small so I'm making it work with a high seat and 120mm stem. I don't really know how to adjust it any other way without getting a new frame.
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Maybe you shouldn't have cut so much off your steerer to begin with.
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There's plenty of stems with extreme rise rather than forward reach...
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Originally Posted by dpc1192 View Post
Honestly I this Fizik tape was pretty crappy, luckily they're risers so I have another roll from the pack that I'm going to have my LBS install with bar ends and my Mavics
You are having the LBS install your new wheels? All you need is one of these and the ability to know the difference between clockwise and counterclockwise. Literally. Nothing else.

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